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2022 Colleges with the best academics in Massachusetts

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  1. #1 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    4 Year,

    CAMBRIDGE, MA,

    643 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Currently reaching near the middle of my time here, and this school truly works you to the bone. The baseline of this place is that everyone is very smart. Some are decently smart and work hard...The students are very diverse. Some come in "normal", others finally get to truly express the weird and unique that they've been suppressing their whole lives. The campus is extremely welcoming and...The academics are exceedingly difficult by content and pace. The problem set difficulty are elevated beyond a typical school's, and they force you to collaborate with others. Everyone must...I was finally able to satisfy my love for learning here. Truly an amazing and unique school!.

    Read 643 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 7%,

    Net Price: $19,998,

    SAT Range: 1510-1580,

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  3. #5 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Amherst College

    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

    307 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, an incredible place. Not only are the classes and professors amazing and inspiring but unlike the big elite colleges it is easy to form relationships with professors and you aren't just...The people here are open minded, diverse, and interesting - the social scene is various so it is easy to find your people whether you are geeky, into parties, etc. The town is kind of small but the...My only complain is that the dining hall is terrible - it's honestly an affront given how much people pay to go here.Overall, if you are a passionate, academically minded person who wants an immersive college experience this is the place for you. I never believed that college would be the best years of my life....

    Read 307 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 12%,

    Net Price: $18,832,

    SAT Range: 1430-1560,

  4. #6 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Williams College

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    4 Year,

    WILLIAMSTOWN, MA,

    304 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says TL;DR: Williams is one of the best schools out there, especially for economically underprivileged and/or international students. Apply even if you think you won’t get in!Financials: I am a recent alumnus from a foreign country who had to pay less than 3K per year(!) towards my education at Williams; the rest was covered by non-repayable Williams grants. The College...Academics: Williams is very strong because its professors take time to teach you the material. 1-1 teaching sessions, research work with professors is easily attainable because professors care about...Exit opportunities: plentiful, prosperous, and very accessible!.

    Read 304 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 15%,

    Net Price: $22,356,

    SAT Range: 1410-1550,

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  6. #7 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Boston University

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    4 Year,

    BOSTON, MA,

    3483 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Boston University is one of the best universities in the nation! The students welcome you with open arms and are eager to meet new people from different year levels, so it is very easy for people to....

    Read 3483 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 20%,

    Net Price: $29,154,

    SAT Range: 1310-1500,

  7. #11 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Boston College

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    4 Year,

    CHESTNUT HILL, MA,

    1534 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I loved BC. It provided me with a top-notch education in the humanities, and I will continue to stay in touch with many of my professors even as a graduate. BC also provided me with the resources to...The party scene was pretty great, and as long as you join a club or sport, you should have no problem finding an upperclassman to host you. Many students are, alas, quite “basic” and superficial,...My biggest complaint is the administration. Other reviewers are unfortunately not being overdramatic by saying that the highest levels of administration don’t legitimately care about students’....

    Read 1534 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Acceptance Rate: 26%,

    Net Price: $30,192,

    SAT Range: 1330-1500,

  8. #15 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

    729 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says Worcester polytechnic institute provides an incredible sense of community. Right off the bat, I was placed in an "insight group" that consisted of everyone on my floor of my dorm. This allowed me to....

    Read 729 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 59%,

    Net Price: $45,834,

    SAT Range: 1310-1480,

  9. #16 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Clark University

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    4 Year,

    WORCESTER, MA,

    776 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Clark has been a great place to go to school! Because it is small both in terms of population as well as campus size, the sense of community is very strong. There is always something to do on campus....

    Read 776 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Acceptance Rate: 47%,

    Net Price: $30,617,

    SAT Range: 1150-1350,

  10. #17 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    University of Massachusetts - Amherst

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    4 Year,

    AMHERST, MA,

    3653 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Sophomore says The setting at UMass Amherst is wonderful. The environment is so beautiful with nature all around and spirited people. It is true when people call this place, Zoomass. But college is really what you....

    Read 3653 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Acceptance Rate: 65%,

    Net Price: $22,505,

    SAT Range: 1200-1390,

  11. #23 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Gordon College

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    4 Year,

    WENHAM, MA,

    735 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Gordon is a small liberal arts college that provides students the opportunity to develop close relationships with amazing professors! It encourages students to seek our mentors: academic, spiritual,...Gordon also works with students to allow for creative and unusual major/minor combinations that will prepare us for the work force ahead. They support students' ambitions and want to see our passions....

    Read 735 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 68%,

    Net Price: $27,502,

    SAT Range: 1020-1280,

  12. #25 Colleges with the Best Academics in Massachusetts.

    Stonehill College

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    4 Year,

    EASTON, MA,

    571 Niche users give it an average review of 3.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I’ve been enjoying my time here!Academically: professors are awesome. The work can range in how challenging it is but its all manageable.Socially: it’s an awesome balance for me! I’ve found friends through living on campus, my classes, engaging in activities on campus, etc. The campus culture is polite. Campus can be quiet especially...Area: the surrounding area is suburban. There are some restaurants/businesses to explore but ultimately it’s quiet. I wish we were close to Boston sometimes, but I ultimately feel at home on my cozy...If I could change anything, I think counseling services could use more staff, diversity/inclusion needs to be more of a priority, and the food could use some improvements..

    Read 571 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: B+,

    Acceptance Rate: 69%,

    Net Price: $35,508,

    SAT Range: 1030-1230,

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